I love the inner reflections I go through whenever I read positive parenting quotes about raising children.
Whether you are having a hard parenting day, or just want to feel inspired this list will help you think and reflect on life with children, motherhood, fatherhood and what it means to raise kids.
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Positive Parenting Quotes
The first 4 parenting quotes are from Daniel J. Siegel M.D., author of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.
“Parenting is not about controlling your child’s behavior; it’s about awakening their potential.” ~Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
“You must always put your relationship with your child first.” ~Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
“Your relationship with your child is the most important thing you’ll ever have.” ~Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
“When we engage and play with our children and teenagers, we help them to grow their brains in ways that they will need as adults: able to join together with others and manage stress and conflict; able to hold onto their own inner sense of truth while respecting the rights and needs of others; able to take on challenges with a rush of energy, yet steady themselves when needed.” ~Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
“What a good parent understands is that a young child is not like a house that needs to be built, but more like a garden that needs to be cultivated.” ~Martha Graham
“If you want children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them.” – Dr Gain Ginott
“Through the eyes of your child you are invincible.” – Nadia Tayob
“I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” -Robert Munsch
“I want my children to know that I love them with every part of myself and that I always try my best to show them how much they mean to me.” – Nadia Tayob
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson
“They will not look back on their childhood and remember how clean the house was or how much TV they watched. They are going to remember how they felt when you hugged them and the bedtime books you read them. They will remember the silly Mom who danced with them and the wonderful Mom who explored with them.” – Nadia Tayob
Every day our children spread their dreams beneath our feet. We should tread softly. -Sir Ken Robinson
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. -Catherine M Wallace
It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell me children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself. -Joyce Maynard
By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. -Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Children must never work for our love, they must rest in it. -Gordon Neufeld
A child seldom needs a good talking to as much as a good listening to. -Robert Brault
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. -Ignacio Estrada
Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. -Mathew L Jacobson
If your children fear you, they cannot trust you. If they don’t trust you, they cannot learn from you. -Lori Petro
I hope you liked my compilation of favorite inspirational parenting quotes. You can find more quotes about kids on Fun With Mama’s Facebook Page. I hope you will join me there!
What are your favorite positive parenting quotes? What type of quotes would you like me to post next?
This post was originally publushed on January 28, 2017.